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The 27th Annual City of Davis Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

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The 27th Annual City of Davis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration presented by City of Davis and City of Davis Human Relations Commission.   Partnering with Davis Media Access.    Presented virtual this year on youtube, DCTV Ch. 15 and KDRT 95.7fm.      Featuring footage from previous years as well as new video submissions.    Again, click here to view the show on the City of Davis Youtube Channel on Monday Jan 18 at 9am.

The Grange - The Movement Overlooked Pt2

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Learn About The Surprisingly Progressive Agenda Of the Grange

Born in the aftermath of the Civil War, for more than 140 years the Grange has played an important role in the fight for prosperity and opportunity for farmers and rural Americans.

It was at the forefront in lobbying for regulation of transportation and public utilities, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and Universal Suffrage (1919). The Grange has been the driving force behind improving transportation, waterways; rural postal delivery and how we vote.

The Grange - The Movement Overlooked Pt1

This episode is currently not viewable online.

Learn About The Surprisingly Progressive Agenda Of the Grange

Born in the aftermath of the Civil War, for more than 140 years the Grange has played an important role in the fight for prosperity and opportunity for farmers and rural Americans.

It was at the forefront in lobbying for regulation of transportation and public utilities, the
Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and Universal Suffrage (1919). The Grange has been the driving force behind improving transportation, waterways; rural postal delivery and how we vote.

Who Did It - The Clue VCR Game

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In 1985, Parker Brothers produced the CLUE VCR Mystery Game for VHS. Filmed in Massachusetts, it would cast a group of unknown actors to portray the iconic CLUE characters such as Col. Mustard and Professor Plum. While most productions were filmed in Hollywood and New York City at the time, Parker Brothers took a chance and broke the mold by filming with New England based talent. At the time, it became the most successful video board game of its time, revolutionizing the medium of VHS and video gaming.

Studio Session - Blue Hills Ladino Music

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Blue Hills is a mostly-acoustic modern folk music group performing classic Ladino, Hebrew, Russian, and Greek folk songs. This 60min production showcases their Ladino repertoire (Jewish music by way of Spain), with classic favorites like A La Una, Morena, and Adio Kerida, and new Ladino songs written by dynamic singer Rivka Amado.

Multi-instrumentalist Nathan Ladyzhensky is highlighted in several tunes, playing violin, six- and 12-string guitars, drums, and mandolin.

Ms. Amado precedes most tunes with a brief explanation of the song history and meaning.

Portraits: The First Black American Divas of Songs and Opera

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“Portraits: The First Black American Divas of Song and Opera”: Produced by Dina Cancryn via a grant to benefit K-12 classrooms, “Portraits” combines live performances and costumed historical monologues to introduce children to the great American Divas, Elizabeth Taylor-Greenfield, Sissieretta Joyner Jones and Marian Anderson. “The Black Swan”, “The Black Patti” and the famous soprano, all tell their stories of struggle as black women trying to perform and hone their craft over a slave holding/segregated/sexist/patriarchal 150 year swath of American History.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Feb'21

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An international team of researchers and volunteers from ArCHIAM (University of Liverpool) and the NGO Terrachidia (Spain) conducted restoration work in the most remote oasis of the Draa Valley, at the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Involving the local community as well as professionals from around the world, the team restored and documented the oasis’s endangered cultural heritage. The film is all about the cultural significance of this place and highlights the synergy of heritage preservation and community empowerment.

Produced in 2021 by Archaeological Legacy Institute